Travel

Notes on personal brands

My name and my blog and my life have been intertwined for the last five years, which is really just a fraction of my life–but in 2015, it can seem like nothing existed before there was Google and Facebook there to confirm it. When you Google my name, this life spills out in front of […]

September 14, 2015 Continue reading…

How to rock a red-eye flight

One of my greatest travel skills is being able to sleep on planes—and not just on planes, but on RED-EYES. The fact that I’m able to squeeze in at least a few hours of shut-eye when on long-haul flights from the USA to Europe/Middle East/Asia or even on the jaunt from the West Coast to […]

July 6, 2015 Continue reading…

Notes on (still) solo traveling

I started traveling by myself almost on accident: it certainly wasn’t any sort of conscious feminist statement, or because I wanted to one day become a “solo female traveler.” After I graduated from college, I wanted to backpack around Europe and couldn’t convince any of my friends to come with me: so I booked the ticket, […]

May 13, 2015 Continue reading…

Tech favorites for productivity and travel

In many ways I consider myself a latecomer when it comes to many technology: I’m always hesitant to purchase a new gadget or join another social network or even add another app, because I feel like my lifestyle and my inbox and my storage space are just already completely, totally, to-the-brim full. And then I […]

March 11, 2015 Continue reading…

Staying well at home and on the road

My background and beliefs when it comes to health are a weird mix of holistic and traditional Western, a balanced hybrid of yoga, acupuncture, meditation and eating healthy with a well-stocked medicine cabinet.   Staying healthy is a massive challenge when you a) live in a crazy crowded city and b) travel regularly: not only […]

February 9, 2015 Continue reading…

Notes on sonder

The other day, a friend posted a definition of sonder on his Facebook page: “n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with […]

November 17, 2014 Continue reading…

If you want to travel the world

The email I often find in my inbox goes a little something like this: I’m unhappy/bored/trapped in my current lifestyle. I want to travel the world. How did you do it? How can I do it? For the sake of efficiency and maybe for everyone else who’s thinking the same question, here’s my answer.

November 5, 2014 Continue reading…